Film & DVD Reviews

WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE - A FILM ABOUT THE DOORS

WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE - A FILM ABOUT THE DOORSWhen this movie’s over, turn out the lights...

TETRO

TETROCoppola’s latest take on family tensions is self-indulgent but beguiling...

WHATEVER WORKS

WHATEVER WORKSThe Woody/Larry coalition: not all it should be, sadly

BROOKLYN'S FINEST

BROOKLYN'S FINESTServiceable cop drama, with a debt to The Wire...

THE BROTHERS BLOOM

THE BROTHERS BLOOMQuirky con-artist caper from Brick director...

THE KILLER INSIDE ME

THE KILLER INSIDE MEUnsettling lust-noir, with serious bodycount...

GREENBERG

GREENBERGMidlife crisis! Ben Stiller breaks new ground in droll comedy-drama set in the LA suburbs...

AMERICAN - THE BILL HICKS STORY

AMERICAN - THE BILL HICKS STORYLife of the outlaw comic by those who knew him best...

LEBANON

LEBANONFine anti-war film, set in a tank...

BAD LIEUTENTANT - PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS

BAD LIEUTENTANT - PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANSNicolas Cage excels in Werner Herzog’s inventive – and gloriously grim – cop thriller...

FOUR LIONS

FOUR LIONSChris Morris dares to take on Jihadi terrorism in his grimly funny film debut...

WHIP IT

WHIP ITAmiable, girl-powered sports flick from Drew Barrymore...

THE GHOST

THE GHOSTPolanski takes on Robert Harris’ anti-Blair satire...

CEMETERY JUNCTION

CEMETERY JUNCTIONFirst disappointment from the Gervais/Merchant axis...

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOODark-hearted Swedish murder-mystery thriller...

KICK ASS

KICK ASSNic Cage at his ludicrous best in enjoyably violent comic-book adaptation...

GREEN ZONE

GREEN ZONEWMD political action thriller ultimately comes up empty-handed ...

SHUTTER ISLAND

SHUTTER ISLANDMartin Scorsese finds his way in the unfamiliar territory of gothic noir – set in a mental asylum...

THE LOVELY BONES

THE LOVELY BONESRings master brings another best-seller to the big screen

CRAZY HEART

CRAZY HEARTWe review Jeff Bridges' Oscar-nominated performance as a washed up Country singer...

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The 31st Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Some logical excitement here this week about the impending Leonard Cohen and Aphex Twin albums; in the event you've missed it these past couple of days, you can hear Cohen's superb "Almost Like The Blues" further down this blog.

Worth noting, though, some strong...